A high speed passenger rail service between Washington, D.C., and Boston was called for in the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973. Planning for the service has been conducted by the Office of Northeast Corridor Development in the Federal Railroad Administration. Engineering studies were undertaken to develop detailed plans and costs for the required facilities improvements. This report described the development of financial projections for the service. Operating unit costs were estimated. The operating cost estimates were combined with capital costs based on the engineering studies, and with proposed organizational and funding arrangements to develop financial projections. A computer model was developed to produce pro forma cash flow statements, income statements, and balance sheets for future years. Several organization and funding arrangements were tested. The results were measured in net present value and return on investment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-256442.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Office of High Speed Ground Transportation

    Northeast Corridor Transportation Project
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • BAKER, H S
    • Laughlin, M O
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 169 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/NECPO-76/10 Final Rpt., FRA/NECPO-76/10, DOT-TSC-FR
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-936
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM